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posted 19 October 1999 02:08 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I work for ATEQ Corp in Mexico and part of my work is to calibrate our instruments (ATEQ)in several companies down here in Mexico, some of these companies are automotive. The quality department from one of those asked me if we have SNC(National systems of calibration)acreditation. My question is:

If I am the manufacturer of my instruments, and I am ISO 9000 certificated, should I have SNC acreditation?
In what part of QS9000 said something about this?

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posted 19 October 1999 11:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marc Smith   Click Here to Email Marc Smith     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
QS requires your lab to be Guide 25 accredited or compliant to a national equivalent. As I understand it, ISO9000 registration is not 'enough'.

There was a 'postponement' of the requirement of the Guide 25 accredited (or 'registration' or certification or whatever) for a year I think because there weren't enough accredited labs.

Also see: and and and and

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posted 21 October 1999 08:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dewie   Click Here to Email dewie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Even "NOTE" in QS9000 is just for guidance, refer to 'QS Requirements' page2, "NOTE" under 4.11.2.b.1 quotes that
"Where a qualified laboratory does not exist for a given piece of equipment, calibration services may be performed by the original equipment manufacturer." I think this might match your situation.
However, to be an accredited lab is more match.

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posted 22 October 1999 08:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for barb butrym   Click Here to Email barb butrym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A lab with ISO9002 with guide 25 in its scope has been formally accepted as "a qualified lab" according to QS experts I know and respect. I see this often, and have done implementations for cal labs using this, and have had ZERO issues with their automotive clients.

Naturally the perferred is an auditor with calibration/G25 experience...but not required

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